This is what we were all waiting for people! What will she wear?? Well, here it is. A dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. I had a feeling it would be quite modest since she is normally, let alone at her wedding, the royal wedding. While it is nothing that I would wear, I think for the future Queen of England it was the right choice. She is young and so had a v-neck front and the bodice was cinched in very tightly to accentuate her tiny waist, yet she was nothing but elegant and not the tiniest bit ostentatious.
Personally, I dislike veils over the face of a bride. I refused to wear mine that way as much as my mom begged I wouldn't do it. However, when I watched Catherine get out of the Queen's Rolls Royce, and the wind blow her thin veil across her face so gracefully, it really took my breath away how beautiful she looked. This picture above is exactly what I'm talking about.
Here are Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of England, her husband, Prince Phillip, Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall. I thought every one of them looked lovely and seemed to all be very genuinely happy for Will and Catherine's wedding.
There it is, that is the fairytale! This is what I screamed to my husband as they walked down the aisle....demure and royal, I know. I can't get over the trees inside Westminster Abbey, so genius! I love the natural beauty of it instead of gobbs of flower arrangements. Even her bouquet was uncomplicated.
THE KISS! The kiss that lasted .0021 seconds that is. Even my dear Mister turned to me and said, "That was it?! That wasn't a kiss, that was a peck!" True, I was disappointed I waited for 4 hours for that. But they quickly redeemed themselves when the crowd chanted for one more kiss and they kindly obliged. Did any of you see when those doors opened on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and Catherine said "Oh wow!" when she saw the sea of people gathered just to see her. If it were me, I would have said Oh wow, too!
As the Queen does for special occasions such as a wedding, she bestowed titles on the newly married couple and they are:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Earl and Countess of Strathearn
The Baron and Baroness of Carrickfergus
However, we will refer to them as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge instead of that whole long list. Apparently, once Prince Charles becomes King then we will officially refer to William and Catherine as Prince and Princess. All this monarchy formality stuff is quite interesting, don't you think?
Now onto some fashion...can we say, heelllooo fascinators?! Now, honestly, some were downright beautiful, tasteful and stylish, but what in the world were Princesses Eugene and Beatrice thinking with these??!!
Yikes! Is all I have to say about that. Now, Catherine's little sister Phillipa or "Pippa" as she is called looked absolutely stunning!! Her dress, another Sarah Burton design would make a beautiful wedding dress itself. Not for a royal wedding, but for a simple commoner's wedding for sure. I loved the cowl-neck with lace trim, mermaid silhouette, cap sleeves and buttons up the back. The fit was perfectly altered to her tiny frame. That family has some good genes!
The beautiful bride left with her Prince in a horse-drawn carriage and later changed into another dress by Sarah Burton after the luncheon given by the Queen. Other celebrations included a dinner by Prince Charles, an all-night party given by Prince Harry and Pippa which was to last until 6am. Finally, to wrap it all up Prince Harry hosted a "Survivors Breakfast" at 6am for anybody who wasn't too tired to make it.
Here are a few last pictures just for the fun of it. And boy, wasn't the excitement of it all just that...fun!!
So, what did you all think of the Royal Wedding?